The article is a reconsideration of the entire history of land use of the Earth. It was sourced by asking regional experts to contribute their areas of expertise and thus represents an expert consensus on land use histories. Marston and West are among those experts who contributed as authors. The primary finding of the article […]
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May 23, Professor Catherine West welcomed Elin Foster West at 4:00 in the afternoon, weighing 6lbs 15oz. Congratulations to the West family!
CAS AR 410, Archaeological Research Design and Materials Analysis, taught by Professor Catherine West and teaching assistant, Kathleen Forste (GRS’21), worked on material from a historic site in Boston’s North End. The students wrote blog posts reflecting on their analysis of 17-19th century artifacts from a possible privy at the Pierce-Hichborn House. https://www.boston.gov/news/studying-artifacts-pierce-hichborn-house https://www.instagram.com/bostonarchaeo/ https://www.instagram.com/bu_archaeology/
The 84th SAA Meeting, held in Albuquerque, New Mexico April 10 to the 14, 2019 Presenters Catherine F. West and Ben Fitzhugh Human Behavioral Ecology and the Complexities of Arctic Foodways (Thursday, 8am) Symposium: Human Behavioral Ecology at the Coastal Margins: Global Perspectives on Coastal & Maritime Adaptations (Thursday, 8am–12pm) 115 Brazos Ben Fitzhugh, Catherine […]
Professor Catherine West is one of 12 Pardee Center Research Fellows for academic year 2018 – 2020. Fellowship comes with seed money for a two or three year interdisciplinary research project. The funds will assist Professor West with her Symposium on Circumpolar Climate Change, Resource Management, and Applied Archaeology. Read more about Professor West and […]
On Thursday, May 3, 2018 CAS Outstanding Teaching Fellow Award was awarded to Kathleen Forste for her dedication to assisting in undergraduate courses. Congratulations Kathleen!
Clamshells and Climate Change What seal bones and clamshells teach us about past climate. Written by Barbara Moran Catherine West was having no luck. Knee-deep in the cold waters of Dutch Harbor, Alaska, West scanned the rocky seabed for butter clams. The clams had buried themselves in the sand, as clams are wont to do, […]
Climate Change and Archaeology April 12, 2017 Hosted by Dr. Joseph Schuldenrein – Indiana Jones: Myth, Reality and 21st Century Archaeology Click here for podcast. Episode Description In this episode we explore the role of archaeology in climate science, examining contemporary and ancient climate change. Our guests, Assistant Professor Dr. John Marston at Boston University’s […]
By Ian Evans Catherine West hadn’t planned on studying ancient rodents. When West, a research assistant professor in Boston University’s archaeology department, arrived on the small island of Chirikof in the Gulf of Alaska, she planned to study how the island’s bird population had changed over time. More specifically, West wanted to see what native […]
Eureka Alert Global Source for Science News Public Release: 15-Dec-2016 OU, BU and Smithsonian researchers investigate ancient species in Gulf of Alaska Courtney Hofman, professor in the Department of Anthropology, OU College of Arts and Sciences, collaborated with Catherine West, professor in the Department of Archaeology, Boston University, to find that the current population of squirrels […]